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Quote: Originally Posted by ArsenalDan Well I tried on a 38 from WW2/Korean war-era, corduroy pockets, Naval Clothing Factory tag, the whole deal. Itll cost me $145, which is about the same after shipping from Vintagetrends (and I haven't seen anything comparable on EBay). And DAMN it's perfect. I was hoping to spring for less than $100, especially since I found a new Fidelity peacoat for $105, but the coat was amazing. I may just need to splurge on...
Quote: Originally Posted by ahjota Peacoat, you should add the link to your writeup to your signature. Thanks for the idea. I didn't want to go overboard, but since this is a thread dedicated to the peacoat, it might be appropriate. If not, I'm sure a moderator will tell me remove it. I will go back and reread the rules to see.
Also, there is a link in an above post to an article I wrote about the dating of issue peacoats. It also has a section on sizing. The post with the link is about 5 or 6 posts above.
Quote: Originally Posted by phaseshift crap...thanks *DOH* That's OK, there are 206 pages in this thread. Semper Fi.
Yep, looks pretty accurate from what I could tell. I wonder about the type of wool used in the construction, however. Probably no way to tell without actually handling it.
Quote: Originally Posted by GreenFrog Where should the cuff of the sleeves fall on your wrist when you're standing up? How about when you're sitting down and your arms are bent, as if they are resting on a table? I like mine to fit between the break in the wrist and the first joint of the thumb--where the webbing starts. About 1/2 between the two would be ideal for me. Others may want the sleeve length to be a little longer or shorter.
Quote: Originally Posted by ArsenalDan Hi Peacoat, began this inquiry before but then dropped off the face of the earth, so I thought I'd try again. I am looking to grab a vintage USN Peacoat but am unsure how to size down/up based on the vintage. I tried on a new Sterling 38R which fit basically perfectly (if SLIGHTLY too snuggly). I measured my chest today and it is a 37. I'm 5"11, 160 lbs. Do you have any advice regarding coats from pre-79? I see a...
Quote: Originally Posted by Bartlebooth So if I'm putting time and effort into caring for my new shoes, should I put a bit of effort into caring for the matching belts? I know it gets less wear, not being on my feet and all, but it's leather, too. Maybe a little conditioner every few months? Does anybody apply shoe care principles to other leather products? A quick search brought up some posts about caring for jackets and wallets, but I saw no...
If the coat fits in the shoulders, you don't want a smaller size. It would be uncomfortable, if not unusable. With your build, I imagine you have come across this problem before. Have the coat taken in where it is too large on your torso. Not a big deal.
Quote: Originally Posted by drechie They are asking $125. Do you think its worth it? The last time I was in England, I bought two of them. They were considerably more than $125, but cheaper than I could have gotten them for in the US. If unworn or lightly worn, looks like a good price.
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